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ERIC Number: EJ1132395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Health System Decision Makers' Feedback on Summaries and Tools Supporting the Use of Systematic Reviews: A Qualitative Study
Ellen, Moriah E.; Lavis, John N.; Wilson, Michael G.; Grimshaw, Jeremy; Haynes, R. Brian; Ouimet, Mathieu; Raina, Parminder; Gruen, Russell
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v10 n3 p337-359 Aug 2014
Health system managers and policy makers need timely access to high quality, policy-relevant systematic reviews. Our objectives were to obtain managers' and policy makers' feedback about user-friendly summaries of systematic reviews and about tools related to supporting or assessing their use. Our interviews identified that participants prefer key messages up front, such as details regarding background, methods, and applicability, appreciate quality ratings, and prefer bullets and tables to paragraphs. There were mixed views about the relevance-assessment tool and positive views about the use-assessment tool. The findings can be used to support evidence-informed decision making among managers and policy makers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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